OZ 42

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Contents: Naked hippie couple cover. ‘Miss Elektra Meets the Shocked Nun’ - David Leitch on mental hospitals and ECT. Argent ad. Ad for OZ street sellers. Hippie couple photo. ‘The Universal Exhibition’ - Charles Shaar Murray on the Bickershaw rock festival. ‘The Vanishing Life Experts’ - indians in Columbia by Robin Hanbury-Tenison. , ‘The Little Vanguard’s Tail’ - a fairy story by Sheila Turner (Sheila Rowbotham) + Gustav Dore illustration. Twilight of the Dogs 5p+ Richard Corben cartoon strip. Greasy Truckers ad. Brian Bolland cartoon. ‘They Do it With Mirrors’ - feminism/TV by Micheline Wandor. ‘Let’s Have a Party’ by David Widgery. The Death of Lester Brown, House Painter - Rod Taylor poem and Ed Badajos graphic. Prison Special: ‘John: 30 Years of Hard Rain’ from Tales for the Son of My Unborn Child by Thomas Farber. RAP - Radical Alternatives to Prisons. Joshua Thomas graphic. Full page mail order OZ. The Angry Brigade/Stoke Newington 8 trial. ‘Sledge Hammers in the Slums’ - Roger Hutchinson on the Northern and provincial alternative press. ‘There But For the Grace of God…’ Jackie on jail in Iran. ‘Muckro Biotics’ by Amadeus Vivek. Clay Wilson graphic. Lucifer ‘Fuck You’ ad. Peter Frampton ad. ‘From Pocket to Penis’ - Jerry Hopkins investigates the wonderful world of rubbers. Spare Rib ad (and notice in Spike). RELEASE new address and ad. Book reviews of Narcotic Plants, The Underground Dictionary, Beneath the City Streets and Roland Barthes’ Mythologies. Film reviews A Day in the Death of Joe Egg, The Last Picture Show , Two Lane Blacktop. Make New Frendz ad. Ad for Anthony Scudato’s Bob Dylan biography. Emerson Lake & Palmer ad. LP reviews: Fanny, The Allman Brothers Eat a Peach. ‘Love, Peace, Acid, Crashpads, Lightshows, Arts Labs, Karma, Incense, Grateful Dead & Far Out!’ by Warren Hague. Germaine Greer’s husband naked but not aroused. Back cover: Ralph Steadman graphic ‘How you gonna crucify a child in Vietnam without any arms?’ with Albert Schweitzer quote about the suicide of civilization.


OZ Publications Ink Limited, London, 56p


Please be advised: This collection has been made available due to its historical and research importance. It contains explicit language and images that reflect attitudes of the era in which the material was originally published, and that some viewers may find confronting.


Reproduced by permission of Richard Neville. This material is made available for the purposes of research and study. Commercial use is prohibited.

OZ 42

Publication Date

May 1972